love affair

Jackie and I were talking today and we decided that we both have a serious love affair… with cooking American food here in Spain. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t feel so different when I can make something so typically “homey” here. Finding certain ingredients and mastering the use of ancient cooking equipment (without lighting ourselves on fire) is truly a game for us now. The moment we find some elusive ingredient (aka REAL pancake syrup) we have a mini celebration and we cook! I started this monster, and it grows every week! It started with pancakes, but it’s snowballing into more complicated fare. For instance, Jackie made chicken-fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy today, and I’m planning my next big “American” meal as we speak (TBD).

Fried chicken from Safeway

Image via Wikipedia

Good thing we are doing plenty of extra walking…


2 thoughts on “love affair

  1. Jackie says:

    You really DID start a monster!! It’s getting crazy, I can’t even eat spanish food now, I only want to eat typical American foods. You have spoiled me!

  2. grandmother says:

    Way to go girl. Now we have an additional cook at family holiday dinners.

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